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world rank  3481

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University Overview

Founded in 2013, VIVES is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the suburban setting of the small city of Kortrijk (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), West Flanders. This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Brugge, Oostende, Roeselare, Torhout. Officially recognized by the Vlaams Ministerie van Onderwijs en Vorming, België (Flemish Ministry of Education and Training of Belgium), VIVES is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational Belgian higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. VIVES offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 9 years old Belgian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. VIVES also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Founded 2013
Motto Design your future
Colours Red and white

University Location

Address Doorniksesteenweg 145
8500 West Flanders
Tel +32 (56) 264 160
Fax +32 (50) 305 101
Other locations Brugge, Oostende, Roeselare, Torhout

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not available
Admission Office Doorniksesteenweg 145
Kortrijk 8500
(56) 264 076

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 10,000-14,999
Academic Staff 900-999
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Catholic Christian-Catholic

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to VIVES's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Institutional Accreditation

Vlaams Ministerie van Onderwijs en Vorming, België

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Nederlands-Vlaamse Accreditatieorganisatie (NVAO)

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Memberships and Affiliations

  • European Association for International Education (EAIE)
  • European Association of Institutions in Higher Education (EURASHE)
  • KULeuven Association

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

Open Education Global

Not reported

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Site last updated: Thursday, 9 March 2023